Originally Posted by quadfour
Hi guys, just go the Tc-P50ST50 and love it, have the contrast on 50 for the first 200 hours. Sorry if the was talked about but the TV pops bright during hockey and basketball games, heard the Samsung had this issue and was trying to fix it with firmware. Any one hear of this with this TV... Thanks
There have been some complaints about hockey on plasma sets incl. ST50 but I am not sure what the complaint is. I see that there are camera flashes bouncing off the glass around the rink, yes these are more pronounced vs. LCD. Some have mentioned brightness changes, due to power consumption protection on plasmas, but I have not been able to witness that on my set.
Keep in mind there are several settings which may help or hurt.
There is CATS which is automatic dimming based on room brightness (possibly bright screen could target this?).
So you may want to set CATS=OFF to stop this.
Then under SETUP you can set ECO power Saving to Power Saving mode.
I don't know if this setting help or hurts, but you might want to try using Power Saving mode to prevent dimming due to excessive power is consumed. You could increase CONTRAST to compensate for the dimmer screen in Power Savings mode.
I have more ideas but this is start.